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Holger Braun
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Managing data in Orthoptera Species File Online. Developing interactive identification keys. Working on description of numerous new tettigoniid species from the Ecuadorian Andes.
Tettigoniidae (katydids or bushcrickets), in particular "little walking leaves" of the tribe Pterochrozini (subfamily Pseudophyllinae), behavioural ecology, bioacoustics, biodiversity, ecology and tettigoniid taxonomy.
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Professional affiliations:
The Orthopterists' Society
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Orthopterologie e.V. (DGfO)
Selected publications:
Braun, H. 2008[2007]. Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae - Checklist Reserva Biologica San Francisco and Parque Nacional Podocarpus (Prov. Zamora-Chinchipe and Loja, S. Ecuador). Ecotropical Monographs. 4:215-220

Braun, H., J. Chamorro-Rengifo & G.K. Morris. 2009. Curious katydids from the Andes of Colombia and Ecuador: three new species, a new genus and acoustic baffles. Journal of Orthoptera Research. 18(2):225-235

Chamorro-Rengifo, J. & H. Braun. 2010. The Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) described by Salvador de Toledo Piza Jr. and deposited in the collection of the University of Sao Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Brazil. Zootaxa. 2635:41-66
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Education: PhD, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, 2002
Diploma in biology, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, 1996
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